To recall, Honda CB300F was launched at the starting of this year but for a 300cc bike many people felt that it was too expensive. Now, it has been a while and the Japanese automaker has once again introduced the updated one, this time with a price tag starting at just Rs.1.70 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). When compared to the outgoing model, this one is affordable by Rs.59,000 making it a little better with aggressive pricing.
Is the updated Honda CB300F makes sense? Let’s read more about it to find out.
- Honda CB300F is now available in India.
- Price of the new bike starts at Rs.1.70 Lakhs.
- Available in three different shades for MY24.
Honda CB300F: What’s new?
In terms of styling, Honda has decided not to mess with the already stylish design language. However, this time, it will be sold in three colour options including Sports Red, Matte Axis Grey Metallic and Matte Marvel Blue Metallic. Just like the variants available in the global market, even this one features an all-LED headlight setup as standard.
Coming to the features, it is decently loaded and gets a fully digital instrument cluster. As per the brand, it is customisable and can be adjusted for brightness in five levels. The instrument cluster also gets all the crucial information such as the odometer, fuel gauge, gear position indicator, clock and even smartphone connectivity via Honda Smartphone Voice Control Systems (HSVCS).
For rider and pillion safety, Honda has introduced a set of safety aids ranging from basic to high-end. For starters, it gets disc brakes on either end with dual-channel ABS. Meanwhile, for additional safety, the new Honda CB300F is loaded with Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). The bike sits on a golden USD fork upfront meanwhile, the rear end is equipped with a 5-step adjustable monoshock unit.
Powering the CB300F is a 293cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine that features four-valve technology for added air intake. The result is this bike produces a decent 24 horsepower and 25.6Nm of peak torque while being paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
For a smooth gearshift experience, Honda has introduced slip and assist clutch on this bike as standard.
Honda is adamant that it will retail this new bike from its BigWing store. With that said, it will go head-on against the most premium entry-level naked motorcycle – the KTM Duke 250 in the Indian market.